‘Lend Me A Tenor’ delivers big laughs

December 6, 2017

By Steven Adamo Quick dialogue mixed with chaotic scenes make ELAC’s Theater Arts department’s rendition of Ken Ludwig’s “Lend Me a Tenor” hilarious and enjoyable. The play takes place entirely within a two-room hotel suite in 1930’s Cleveland. Designed by ELAC Theater Arts staff Tesshi Nakagawa, with the assistance of Mio Okada and Katherine Cordero, the set was beautifully crafted and sprinkled with decorations reflective of the time. Garrett Witzl…

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A Triple Minority ELAC Student Pursues his Passion

By Samantha Moreno The struggles of being a Latino, Bisexual, film student at East Los Angeles College is something that doesn’t faze Dreamworks employee Charles “CJ” Sanchez. The 21 year old bisexual aspiring film actor, who works within the same breathing space as Steven Spielberg has figured out many positive things about himself by coming to this school.  He has also had his fair share of struggles just by coming…

May 16, 2017
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‘Kindred’ goes on the road

By Jesus Figueroa East Los Angeles College’s Theatre Arts Department is invited to perform the play “Kindred” at the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival on Feb 10-14. The festival will be held at Dixie State University St. in George, Utah. The theatre department will be competing in Region VII. The region consist of college from Arizona, Central and Southern California, Hawaii, Southern Nevada and Utah. The department is holding…

February 7, 2015
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Overcoming obstacles to fulfill a dream

By Megan G. Razzetti Theater Arts major Carolina Meza, 26, was once very shy and never explored her passion for Theater until she started East Los Angeles College. In the hallway of the P2 building Meza , can usually found surrounded by friends, chatting with a group of friends. At first meeting, one would never guess that Meza is a bright and bubbly young lady would have ever been a…

November 27, 2013
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‘In the Heights’ dominates the stage

By Douglas Gonzalez “In the Heights” is a dramatic musical that was performed at Casa 0101. Casa 0101 was built by Jean Deleage’s children in honor of all his artistic work, which included theatre and paintings. “In the Heights” takes place in Brooklyn, New York and is about poverty and love. The play exposes the Puerto Rican and Dominican culture and language. The Rosario family included Kevin the father figure,…

November 27, 2013
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Secretary sweeps way into ELAC

By Aurora Uc Natalie Wong never realized she was going to end up being the Theatre Department secretary after finishing school, or even playing golf. After graduating in Montebello High, Wong went off to Yale University where she majored in Geology, but never used her major and went to play professional golf. “I played for 10 years in tournaments aiming to be in the LPGA (Ladies Professional Golf Association)” She…

November 26, 2012
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Gaytino, a one man performance

By Jesus Figueroa ELAC alumnus Dan “Eddie” Guerrero brought a culturally explosive one-man show, ‘¡Gaytino!’ to the P2 Proscenium Theatre last Thursday afternoon and Saturday night. “How many Chicanos do you think have performed at the Kennedy Center,” Guerrero asked.  Guerrero is proud of having performed ¡Gaytino!, with much success and great reviews there. The crowd was greeted to a large projection on the screen on stage upon entering the…

October 10, 2012
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Acting major pursues life-long dreams

  By Jane Fernandez Acting major Peter Mendoza will be playing the leading character, Algernon Moncrief, in the ELAC production, “The Importance of Being Earnest,” which opens Nov. 30 on campus. He dedicated the last seven years of his life to pursue his childhood dream of being a professional actor. With plans of transferring to California State University, Fullerton for a bachelor’s degree, and later to University of California, Irvine for…

October 9, 2012
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